Bridges
Mar 08, 2018
Stacy Bruce
Bridges

Stacy Bruce grew up the daughter of a football coach which means she moved towns about every 4 years.  However, it was Norman that she chose to call her home town.  Stacy graduated from Norman High School in 1993.  She then attended and graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Arts.   

After college, Stacy began a career with the YMCA.  She worked in Dallas, Tulsa, OKC, and also Norman.  She held positions from health and wellness director to branch director to most recently Vice President of Operations at the Cleveland County Family YMCA in Norman.

In November of 2016, Stacy left a career of almost twenty years with the YMCA to become the Executive Director at Bridges of Norman.  The mission: “empowering high school students in family crisis to pursue education without obstacles” was what really sold Stacy on the career move.  Working with young people, addressing critical issues in the community, and helping youth succeed are all passions of Stacy’s.  Bridges’ mission and Stacy’s aspirations are synonymous and reflective of their commitment, focus, and passion to helping people.

In addition to serving on the Board of Directors at the Norman Chamber of Commerce, Stacy also Co-Chairs the Norman Chamber’s Tomorrow’s Leaders program. Again, working with high school students is something that Stacy feels is a strength of hers.  She enjoys being silly with the students, mentoring the students, and watching their faces each week as they learn something new about the community in which they live.

Stacy will celebrate 19 years of marriage this year to husband, Shannon Bruce.  They have two amazing children: Madison Bruce, sophomore at Norman North High School and Landon Bruce, 7th grader at Whittier Middle School.  The entire Bruce family feels as if Norman is the best community in Oklahoma and are proud to call Norman home.